Chili garlic roasted potatoes are always a great side dish. Even when it’s hot outside we’re craving a dinner with something roasted in the oven. When made with creamy fingerlings or Yukon golds, this slightly spicy, herb loaded roasted potato is worth the heat in the kitchen.

chili garlic potatoes in bowl

Chili Garlic Roasted Potatoes

This is a great way to enjoy roasted potatoes that’s loaded with flavor. Eat bite of the potatoes is coated with a umami packed savory & spicy sauce and layered with fresh fragrant herbs. There’s never a boring bite with these potatoes and it’s one of our favorite side dishes to share at dinner parties. You can customize the heat level to your preference. Add as little or as much chili garlic sauce to the marinade.

chopped fresh herbs

Video: Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Chili Garlic Marinade

Flavorful with a Splash of Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce

A few splashes of fish sauce and a healthy amount of chili garlic sauce makes this quick marinade flavorful and super-satisfying. Topping it off with a handful of our favorite chopped fresh herbs is how we add that extra explosion of fresh flavor. This is how our simple, yet satisfying dinners work. Fish sauce, chili heat, top it with herbs and it’s a voila dinner. But if you’re still skeptical about fish sauce, then you can certainly use soy sauce or the gluten free version called Tamari. What ever you use, this is sure to be a flavorful side dish to share.

chili garlic roast potatoes in bowl

Different Types of Potatoes to Roast

With the season’s new, small, sweet and tender fingerling potatoes, we roasted up a quick batch in our favorite chili garlic marinade. Fingerlings are our favorite but at various times of the year, fingerlings aren’t available. So you can use any variety of potato you like.

  • Russet potatoes are great because they’re starchy and have a great texture when roasted.
  • Gold Potatoes are always a top favorite. The creamy texture of gold potatoes can’t be beat.
  • Red Potatoes are firm and waxy with a great firm bite. They hold up to the marinade really well.
  • Can you use sweet potatoes? Sure! The balance of sweet potato with the salty and spicy marinade is a great combination.


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chili garlic potatoes in bowl

Chili Garlic Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Toss in whatever mix of fresh herbs that you like. The fresh flavor of chopped herbs really balance and bring out the flavor of the spicy potatoes.  Customize the spiciness of the dish to your preferred level of heat.
We love these with fingerling potatoes, but Yukon golds or other creamy potatoes are our next favorites. Any potato will do in a pinch. See write-up above for more discussion on potato types.
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  • 1 to 1.5 pounds (454-680 g) potatoes cut into 2" bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) vegetable oil (or preferred oil)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt , or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or crushed
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) chili garlic sauce , or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) fish sauce or soy sauce. For Gluten Free use Tamari
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) fresh cracked black pepper , or to taste
  • 1/2 cup (30 g) chopped fresh herbs such as mint, basil, cilantro


  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F/205°C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
    Preheat oven
  • Add the cut potatoes into a mound on prepared sheet pan. Drizzle oil over potatoes and season with salt. Spread potatoes evenly on the prepared sheet pan in a single layer.
    Raw cut potatoes on baking sheet pan
  • Roast the potatoes for about 30-45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and golden. Cooking time will vary depending on the cut size of the potatoes and type of potato. Halfway through roasting, toss the potatoes at least once so that potatoes cook evenly.
    Tossing half cooked potatoes with tongs
  • Make the sauce: In a large bowl combine minced garlic, chili garlic sauce, fish sauce (or soy sauce), apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and black pepper.
    Sauce in a glass bowl
  • When potatoes are cooked to your preferred doneness, allow the to cool for about 5 minutes.
    Cooked potatoes on baking sheet pan
  • Transfer potatoes to serving bowl and toss with the sauce. Toss with fresh chopped herbs and serve warm or at room temperature.
    Cooked potatoes in bowl with sauce and chopped herbs


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 951mg, Potassium: 540mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 636IU, Vitamin C: 33mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg

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